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Table Of Contents

The Beginnings
Ancient Babylon
Ancient Greece
Ancient Rome
Negative Attitudes toward Traders
Western Europe
Technical Analysis
Societal Attitudes
Japan
China
Wall Street
Dow Theory
Relative Strength
Market Cycles and Waves
Chart Patterns
Volume of Trading
Market Breadth
Nontechnical Analysis
Trends
Patterns
Strength
Cycles
Wall Street ’ s Reinterpretation of Technical Analysis
Prices As Objects of Study
The Emergence of Efficient Markets
What Is Random?
Theoretical Underpinnings
Empirical Evaluation
Adaptive Markets and Technical Analysis
Notes
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Index
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The Evolution of Technical Analysis: Financial Prediction from Babylonian Tablets to Bloomberg Terminals

The Evolution of Technical Analysis: Financial Prediction from Babylonian Tablets to Bloomberg Terminals

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A comprehensive history of the evolution of technical analysisfrom ancient times to the Internet age

Whether driven by mass psychology, fear or greed of investors,the forces of supply and demand, or a combination, technicalanalysis has flourished for thousands of years on the outskirts ofthe financial establishment. In The Evolution of TechnicalAnalysis: Financial Prediction from Babylonian Tablets to BloombergTerminals, MIT's Andrew W. Lo details how the charting of paststock prices for the purpose of identifying trends, patterns,strength, and cycles within market data has allowed traders to makeinformed investment decisions based in logic, rather than on luck.The book

Reveals the origins of technical analysis Compares and contrasts the Eastern practices of China and Japanto Western methods Details the contributions of pioneers such as Charles Dow,Munehisa Homma, Humphrey B. Neill, and William D. Gann

The Evolution of Technical Analysis explores thefascinating history of technical analysis, tracing where technicalanalysts failed, how they succeeded, and what it all means fortoday's traders and investors.

A comprehensive history of the evolution of technical analysisfrom ancient times to the Internet age

Whether driven by mass psychology, fear or greed of investors,the forces of supply and demand, or a combination, technicalanalysis has flourished for thousands of years on the outskirts ofthe financial establishment. In The Evolution of TechnicalAnalysis: Financial Prediction from Babylonian Tablets to BloombergTerminals, MIT's Andrew W. Lo details how the charting of paststock prices for the purpose of identifying trends, patterns,strength, and cycles within market data has allowed traders to makeinformed investment decisions based in logic, rather than on luck.The book

Reveals the origins of technical analysis Compares and contrasts the Eastern practices of China and Japanto Western methods Details the contributions of pioneers such as Charles Dow,Munehisa Homma, Humphrey B. Neill, and William D. Gann

The Evolution of Technical Analysis explores thefascinating history of technical analysis, tracing where technicalanalysts failed, how they succeeded, and what it all means fortoday's traders and investors.

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